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Full text of "Shipping Practice"

THE MASTER                                      73

exceeding his authority unless he acts with considerable
discretion.

His liability is practically unlimited, and he is fully
responsible to the owners as their agent for any default or
neglect. For example, in the case of deviation, if a master
deviates without authority of the owners, then he is fully
responsible and may be sued by the owners for any loss
incurred.

In the case of illness the charges for attendance and any
expenses incurred are for account of the owners, and hi the
event of death the expenses for the burial must also be for
account of the owners without deduction from salary.